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World's first 'fair tax' kite mark launches

Joanna Long, a freelance researcher/writer and the project manager for the Fair Tax Mark reports on the launch of the world's first accreditation scheme for responsible tax.

Manchester cleans up its act with 14m windfall

Manchester's new Clean City initiative promises a greener city - but the council needs help from residents and community groups to make that a reality, writes Clare Wiley.

Responsible Tourism comes to Manchester

From Tripadvisor to Google Glass, the 8th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will explore the challenges and opportunities currently facing sustainable tourism, reports Clare Wiley.

Regeneration: past, present, future

Manchester is one of the best examples of urban regeneration in the UK, but what lessons can we learn from what has worked well in the past to make sure that future projects in this city region are just as successful?

Platform: so what's that all about then?

Margaret Bennett explains the background to the platform that is Platform and how it came through a partnership of Creative Concern, the University of Salford and the Gothenburg-based Mistra Urban Futures.

Hooked on citizen science: Erinma Ochu

Bianca Manu interviews writer and Wellcome Trust public engagement fellow Dr Erinma Ochu to discuss alternative ways of achieving sustainable social engagement; citizen science and the benefits of partnerships between universities and community groups.

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The Alternative? Transition Town Bolton and the circular economy

Beth Perry profiles Transition Town Bolton, part of the Transition Towns initiative, and their emphasis on the creation of a circular economy.

Update: Sustainable consumption and production under MACF

An update from the Sustainable Consumption and Production sub-group of Manchester: A Certain Future, focused on two food-related projects that are making good progress.

Carbon Literacy trainer Morwenna Lewis taking MACF group member (and CLP Director) Dave Coleman through his paces in a 'climate conversation' role play during the MACF CL training session.

Update: Manchester's Carbon Literacy project

Dave Coleman of Cooler Projects outlines the latest work being done under Manchester's carbon literacy project.

Bridge 5 Mill

The Alternative? Mike Hodson profiles Bridge 5 Mill and the rich, historical process of its retrofitting.

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